Distribute MSMPI as simple archive file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Within Microsofts C++ package manager vcpkg ( quiet a few packages have been added that depend on MPI. Currently the port file for MPI requires manual steps from the user to install the MS-MPI redistributable packages since they are provided through an installer only (see

    Would it be possible to additionally distribute MS-MPI (SDK and redistributable packages) as a simple archive that can just be extracted for the next release?

    This would drastically simplify installing and using MS-MPI through vcpkg.

    Thank and regards,


    • Edited by albert_zi Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:20 AM
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:57 PM